Admission and Financial Aid

Admission to the graduate programs in the NEJS department is competitive and selective. We seek scholars who will greatly contribute to the field and that are passionate about their research. Prospective applicants apply to the NEJS department through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Admission Requirements

To apply for all programs, you need to submit:

  • An online application
  • An application fee
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted online. The BA/MA program requires only one letter of recommendation.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé
  • A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the academic program and your objectives in undertaking this program.
  • Writing Sample not exceeding 35 pages. The 35-page maximum may consist of a single critical essay or two shorter essays of approximately equal length.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) recommended, but not required. Our ETS institution code is 3092.

Note: For the joint MA in NEJS/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, the GRE is required.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Because application requirements may vary by degree program, you should be sure to follow the deadlines set forth by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

International Students

See additional requirements for international applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent residents) for minimum TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, and important information regarding visas.

Financial Aid

Most of our master's degree students receive partial scholarship support that is based upon a combination of need and academic merit. Learn about the specifics of financial assistance through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.